Best internet dating usernames

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Your username in an online dating profile matters more than you might realize.

I mostly discourage “descriptive” usernames, like “Fit Swimmer Guy,” because they just sound cheesy, boring, a bit boasty, and kind of outdated.

Single Malt Brisket – Better : Grabs interest with a slight play on words; clearly indicates that you like a) whiskey and b) meat.

Anyone who isn’t comfortable with a partner who consumes those substances is likely to skip you, which is actually in your best interests if this username fits your vibe.

Trying too hard to perfectly sum yourself up is a common pitfall. Generally you should avoid anything with numbers, or super descriptive words (Ski Girl Seattle is very boring, even if it’s easy to come up with—and it only conveys information we’d be able to find in other areas of her profile).

It’s also best not to just recycle whatever old school internet handle has been your Twitter username and forum login info for years—stuff we created c.

The goal is to blend your sense of humor, possibly an activity or hobby or some esoteric word that in some way relates to you, and combine it all with word play that makes someone go “hmm” (in the good way, not this way) and give you a second look. : The “Cool Guys” part is boring and the rest is borderline creepy/offensive to most gals.

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